Kelly Wearstler photographed in her Beverly Hills home by photographer Julia Stotz, via @sarahsarna.

KELLY WEARSTLER

In the new issue of  Surface, Los Angeles-based interior designer Kelly Wearstler shares details of her latest high-profile interiors project: a chain of hotels by Proper Hospitality Group, partially owned by her husband, real estate developer, Brad Korzen. Proper Hotel Hollywood opens in the Spring, with locations in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin to follow.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

On her design philosophy at large, Wearstler explains, – “It’s definitely modern, but there’s, like, a soul to it. Things have a hand, everything isn’t new and shiny.”

Kelly Wearstler photographed in her Beverly Hills home by photographer Julia Stotz, via @sarahsarna.

INSPIRATION

When it comes to what inspires her, travel is at the forefront. Wearstler cites a wonderful recent trip to Indonesia’s Komodo Island. Kelly also favors books, such as tomes on Aldo Rossi and Giacometti, over Instagram and other online inspiration, for the fresh ideas that they give her.

THE HOMOGENY OF SOCIAL MEDIA

My favorite Kelly quotation from the article is on the subject of how homogenous social media can be. “I feel like every architect or person that’s’ coming in that we interview for a job, they all have the same Pinterest. It’s crazy. It’s like these people have to open up books again. It’s turning into Pinterest land.”

Quotation from Kelly Wearstler: “I feel like every architect or person that’s’ coming in that we interview for a job, they all have the same Pinterest. It’s crazy. It’s like these people have to open up books again. It’s turning into Pinterest land,” via @sarahsarna.

A CONCESSION

Wearstler concludes the interview with a concession. “People can be inspired. There’s really no reason that somebody should have bad taste. With what’s online and on Pinterest, it shouldn’t happen.”

Kelly Wearstler photographed in her Beverly Hills home by photographer Julia Stotz, via @sarahsarna.

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  • Elham, there’s nothing wrong with being a designer who follows pinterest – I totally agree with you. Thanks for stopping by, x, Sarah

  • And whats wrong with being a designer who follows Pinterest,,,!!!!
    Isn’t whats posted in Pinterest is also from books and magazines with links to the actual material….!!!!?
    I have a huge Interior design library in my design office and at home but I also have a wonderful Pinterest account where I keep all my favourites organised and easily accessible. I also read the main article where she also contradicted herself and her views about designers who follow Pinterest by saying : ” referring to the ecommerce site for home décor. “People can be inspired. There’s really no reason that somebody should have bad taste. With what’s online and on Pinterest, it shouldn’t happen.”

    STAY HUMBLE & REAL KELLY.
    https://www.pinterest.com/elhamzaid/

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